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Sketchbook hacks

In my meaning here, a “hack” is an alteration, usually a clever one.   There are 3 hacks in this photo. First, I made the cover of this sketchbook black.  It’s a spiral bound, 9×12 Montvall Watercolor sketchbook.  The cover … Continue reading

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New kit bag

I haven’t done any sketching in over a week!  It feels wrong.  I’ve been busy catching up on other projects and participating in a couple other hobbies.  But I’ll be back to sketching this week. Leslie Fehling is an artist … Continue reading

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An even more minimal kit for sketching every day

So many teachers have said it.  Improvement in any endeavor depends upon constant practice.  Taking workshops or watching video tutorials isn’t enough.  To improve, it’s important to sketch every day.  Even if there isn’t time for a complete composition in … Continue reading

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Second chances and kit items

I decided to give the Noodler’s Ahab Flex a second chance.  I re-watched Brian Goulet’s tutorials, especially  how to adjust the nib for desired ink flow.  I had been dissatisfied with it as I thought it leaked.  It might have … Continue reading

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Maker’s Mark

A maker’s mark is a symbol used to identify the maker of an object.  In searching for references on this, about all I could find is an alcoholic drink by this name.  : /  They are also called Hallmarks.  I … Continue reading

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Additions to my sketching kit

I’d forgotten that I never posted about this.  A few people asked me about my custom sketchbook yesterday at the sketch crawl.   I saw this at the Portland Urban Sketching workshop last month.  Eric, a workshop participant from Arizona, had … Continue reading

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